As I have mentioned lately, I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and often am not aware of other political races going on in the country. I was reviewing the latest email I received from the Republican National Committee and noticed a recent ad by Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley and just realized that she is running for re-election.
Wow, has it been four years already? It hasn’t seemed to be four years and only yesterday (more like 2 years ago), that Haley was on The Colbert Report plugging her book, Can’t Is Not an Option. I was re-reading Haley’s Wikipedia entry, and it is pretty impressive:
“Haley is the first woman to serve as Governor of South Carolina. At the age of 42, Haley is the youngest current governor in the United States. She is one of two sitting Indian American governors in the United States, the other being fellow Republican Bobby Jindal of Louisiana. She is also the third person who is not Euro-American to have been elected as governor of a Southern state, after Virginia‘s L. Douglas Wilder and Louisiana’s Jindal.”
I really don’t know if Haley has been an effective governor or not, but since I only found out that she’s running for re-election, she certainly hasn’t been in the news for any scandals either. I’m assuming no news is good news, and that as an incumbent in a fairly “red state,” Haley should easily get re-elected in November. Otherwise, I am sure I’ll hear more if and when she is defeated.